The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released its response to the NCAA’s amended notice of allegations resulting from a joint investigation of past academic irregularities.
Carolina posted the response, submitted August 1, on the Carolina Commitment website, http://carolinacommitment.unc.edu/, after a review to protect privacy rights. The University also has posted a public copy of accompanying exhibits the University provided with its response to the NCAA.
“As a member of the NCAA, we carefully considered the appropriate University response based upon a thorough analysis of the NCAA’s Constitution and bylaws and all involved parties’ mutual desire to adhere to these important standards,” Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham said. “We identified key issues and provided factual responses for each allegation with the goal of bringing this case to a fair and just conclusion.’’
“Our work to reach this point has been extensive, including implementing wide-ranging reforms and taking substantial actions to ensure transparency and integrity across the University,” said Chancellor Carol L. Folt. “The necessary scrutiny and self-examination has made us a stronger University, and the resolution of this case will be vital to our moving forward.”
The University responded to the NCAA’s amended notice, sent April 25. The University previously disclosed the original notice sent in May 2015 and reported new information last August that the NCAA determined warranted the revised notice.
Beyond today’s post and consistent with NCAA protocols, University officials are unable to comment on the substance of the investigation until the case is complete.
The next major step in the NCAA’s process for the University is an appearance before the Committee on Infractions later this fall. That committee makes the final decision in the case.
Click here for an executive summary of the University’s response.
Click here for the University’s response.
Click here for exhibits accompanying the University’s response.
Posted August 2, 2016. Updated August 3, 2016.